A Primer on Oil and Gas Leases and Surface Use Agreements

On December 10, WLA posted A Primer for Oil and Gas Leases and Surface Use Agreements for Members of the Western Landowners Alliance on our website under the Energy Planning program. The primer was written by Dan C. Perry, an oil and gas attorney and Western Landowners Energy Council.

In the first section, the primer walks landowners through three different potential situations related to oil and gas development on their land including 1) mineral owner does not want to lease its land, 2) accepting a proposed oil and gas lease without any negotiation, and 3) negotiate an acceptable oil and gas lease for your particular land. The second section provides information on and three examples of surface use agreements.

A big thank you to Dan for putting this very informative document together!

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